Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 43.02
Liaison Tanja Srebotnjak
Submission Date March 30, 2018
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Harvey Mudd College
OP-23: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 2.00 Joel Peterson
Assistant Vice President for Capital Projects and Facilities
Facilities and Maintenance
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Which of the following best describes the institution’s approach to rainwater management?:
No written policies, plans or guidelines, but green infrastructure and LID practices are used

A brief description of the institution’s green infrastructure and LID practices:

There is no written policy in place that we can locate, but one of the minimum expectations for new construction projects is that they will have a minimum of LEED Silver status.

A copy of the institution’s rainwater management policy, plan, and/or guidelines:

A brief description of the institution’s rainwater management policy, plan, and/or guidelines that supports the responses above:

In keeping with the College’s strategic vision to embrace sustainability, Harvey Mudd College uses green infrastructure to manage rainwater on a case-by-case basis. For instance, Drinkward Residence Hall was recognized for stormwater collection and recharging of ground water, yielding a 50 percent reduction in landscape water use and a 48 percent reduction in building water use. In addition, many sustainable projects aimed to reduce water usage on campus, including the replacement of certain sprinkler heads with more efficient sprinkler heads, the Installation of new drip irrigation systems to conserve water and the replacement of ivy from Marks Hall with drought tolerant species.

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